ABOUT US

From a Hobby...

Making mice and rugs started out as just a hobby that Pam liked to do in her spare time. She is able to make rugs whilst watching a film or sitting at a craft market (as you can see in our gallery), but the mice take a little more concentration. It takes her around three hours to complete an average sized rug and between 1 and 2 hours to make each mouse. When Pam started she was just giving a few products to friends and family as gifts, but then (like Topsy) it naturally just grew!

To a Business!

Making mice and rugs started out as just a hobby that Pam liked to do in her spare time. She is able to make rugs whilst watching a film or sitting at a craft market (as you can see in our gallery), but the mice take a little more concentration. It takes her around three hours to complete an average sized rug and between 1 and 2 hours to make each mouse. When Pam started she was just giving a few products to friends and family as gifts, but then (like Topsy) it naturally just grew!

Story Behind the Mice...

Mice have always been Pam’s ‘thing’ since she was young – real ones, ornaments (don’t ask why!) – and a mouse became her signature. So it made sense to make them out of tweed after coming to live in a place where sheep abound and the tweed industry is flourishing. Pam’s mice are just less than 5 inches tall with secure tiny black buttons for eyes, a variety of woollen tails and stuffed with wool scraps. They come in a range of colours and tweed fabric patterns.

And the Rugs?

As for the rugs – weavers were throwing away their wool ‘waste’ – the edge or selvage of the fabric that gets cut off in the weaving process – and as Pam enjoys crocheting and knitting it seemed a good idea to recycle it and crochet / knit it into rugs of all shapes and sizes, and many of her weaver friends have been happy to give her their waste. Some of the rugs are fluffier than others and are really nice to wrap around you or lie on in front of the fire; others are more suitable for mats – bathmats, doormats, bedroom mats, car seat mats – whatever you like really! In our experience, our woollen rugs are also much appreciated by dogs, cats and indoor pet rabbits!

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